thanks all for viewing and providing feedback. plz be open and criticize if you want. good discussions always start from good criticism. and we can all learn so much from good discussions.
Amazing photo but why Portrait mode for Landscapes?
i wanted to capture the mud patterns and also the green just in the immediate foreground along with the dramatic sky. horizontal shot won't let me include that much. there are a lot of landscape photographers who prefer vertical shots in such scenario. sharing one such profile, alonso diaz, one of my fav landscape photographers :-) (brendon should know him, he is a sony man).http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigsleep/sets/72157623311778586/
A portrait frame would have captured less of FG and more of the dramatic cloud laden sky IMO.
i guess you meant landscape frame? the sky had drama near the horizon only as it's just at the sun down. the upper sky didn't have much clouds. on the other hand, there was interesting foreground which i wanted to add to make the composition stronger. hence the decision of a portrait frame, rather than a typical landscape frame with only sky and no foreground.
awesome - i like it minus kids
yes pure landscapes shouldn't have any human element added. but, again, i am not a landscaper, i shoot people. i feel, human elements put life into a frame. hence the decision to keep the kids into this.